Dr. Nancy Hall
|Title: Assistant Professor & Undergraduate AdvisorOffice Location: PSY 217
Phone Number: (562) 985- 2656
E-mail Address: Nancy.Hall@csulb.edu
Bachelor’s Degree: Johns Hopkins University, Near Eastern Studies, 1997.
Ph.D.: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Linguistics, 2003.
My research is in phonology and phonetics. Recent projects include a study of r-dissimilation in American English and an acoustic phonetic study of epenthetic vowels in several Levantine Arabic dialects. I have also worked on the phonology of intrusive vowels: phonetic transitions between consonants that sound vowel-like yet do not behave as vowels in the phonology.
LING 329: Language Acquisition
LING 401: Corpus Linguistics
LING 420: Phonology
LING 426: History of the English Language
LING 438: Psycholinguistics
LING 610: Historical Linguistics
LING 625: Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology
Publications and Professional Presentations:
2011. Vowel epenthesis. In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume & Keren Rice (eds.) The Blackwell companion to phonology. 5 vols. Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1576–1596.
2010. Articulatory Phonology. Language and Linguistic Compass 4/9. pp. 818–830.
2009. (with Maria Gouskova) An acoustic study of epenthetic and underlying vowels in Lebanese Arabic. In Steve Parker, ed., Phonological Argumentation Essays on Evidence and Motivation. Equinox.
R-dissimilation in American English. Presented at Manchester Phonology Meeting, May 2007.
2007. Lexical selection for left-edge stress in children. In L. Bateman, M. O’Keefe, E. Reilly and A. Werle, eds., Papers in Optimality Theory3. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers. Amherst, MA: GLSA.
2006. Cross-linguistic patterns of vowel intrusion. Phonology 23: 387-429.
2001. MAX-Position drives iterative footing. In K. Megerdoomian and L. A. Bar-el, eds, WCCFL 20 Proceedings, pp. 248-261. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Professional Activities, Awards, & Affiliations:
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 1998-2001.